Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for three national highways projects worth Rs 2,900 crore at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
These projects encompass a combined length of 87 km and the first undertaking is the Naidupate-Turpu Kanupur section of NH-71, spanning 35 km and requiring an investment of Rs 1,399 crore.
The second project is the Chillakuru Cross-Krishnapatnam Port South Gate Section via Turpu Kanupur on NH-516W, covering a distance of 36 km and valued at Rs 909 crore.
Lastly, the Thamminapatnam-Narikellapalle Section involves an extension of the dedicated port road from Eupuru to Krishnapatnam Port on NH-516W and NH-67, length of 16 km and valued at Rs 610 crore.
Gadkari said these endeavours aim to provide seamless and secure connectivity to Krishnapatnam Port, enabling faster accessibility to national master plan nodes, industrial nodes and special economic zones at Nellore.
Additionally, they will enhance the safety and convenience of devotees travelling to religious destinations such as the Shri Balaji Temple in Tirupati and the Shri Shiva Temple in Srikalahasti.
He said under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi we remain fully committed to ensuring swift, seamless, and energy-efficient mobility across the entire nation.
Gadkari said these projects will bolster tourism by establishing connections to popular attractions like the Nelapatu Bird Sanctuary and SHAR at Sriharikota. Importantly, they are also expected to generate substantial employment opportunities.
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